Allergic Rhinitis - Hay Fever
Melbourne's climate and varied grasses means we see many patients with hay fever. Patients present with itchy eyes, sinus congestion, foggy headedness, headaches and fatigue.
Acupuncture has been clinically shown to have a positive effect for allergic rhinitis. Medication is not always an effective or acceptable therapy
for allergic rhinitis and acupuncture improves the range of interventions available to improve
quality of life (1).
The symptoms of hay fever can be very annoying and have adverse effects for ones social life and career. Hay fever can make you look teary and the constant sneezing can be annoying to yourself and colleagues. Many hay fever sufferers complain of constant tiredness and of being run down, this is because the body's immune system is constantly fighting environmental allergens.
(1). Taw MB, Reddy WD, Omole FS, Seidman MD. Acupuncture and allergic rhinitis. Curr Op
in Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Jun;23(3):216-